Viennese state election, 2010

  • ÖVP: 13
  • Freedom Party: 27
  • SPÖ: 49
  • GREEN: 11

The parliamentary and municipal elections in Vienna in 2010 took place on 10 October.

The Social Democratic Party of Austria ( SPÖ) lost its absolute majority mandate. The Freedom Party of Austria (FPÖ ) achieved in choosing their second best earnings and could the Austrian People's Party ( ÖVP) overtake, who scored their worst result with 13.99%.

In addition to the established in the town hall parties and the Alliance for Austria's Future as a candidate ( AAF ), the Communist Party of Austria ( CPA ), the Liberal Forum (LIF ), the Socialist Left Party (SLP), the MUT- party and the platform Direct Democracy (DEM).

Simultaneously with the state assembly and council elections, the District Council election was conducted in Vienna, in the district councils and district were selected.

  • 2.1 Social Democratic Party - Social Democratic Party of Austria
  • 2.2 ÖVP - Austrian People's Party
  • 2.3 Freedom Party - Freedom Party of Austria
  • 2.4 The Green Vienna - The Green Alternative
  • 2.5 AAF - Alliance for Austria's Future - List Walter Sonnleitner
  • 2.6 Communist Party - Communist Party of Austria - Left list
  • 2.7 Other parties
  • 4.1 coalition negotiations
  • 4.2 First Red-Green State Government


Starting position

In the state assembly and council elections in 2005, the SPÖ had emerged again as a winner. You could at 49.1 % keep their absolute majority of seats and also recorded a profit of 2.2 % and an increase by three mandates. This presented the SPÖ in Vienna legislature and City Council of the 18th legislative period 55 of the 100 Members of Parliament and local councils. The ÖVP had made ​​in the 2005 election gains and increased its vote share by 2.4% to 18.8%. This also meant the winning two mandates, which the People's Party introduced in Episode 18 mandatories. The Greens were able to gain 2.2% and three seats and reached 14.6%, its best result in Vienna. The Greens won for the first time by 14 seats and were thus in mandates for the first time in front of the Freedom Party, which was 14.8 % and 13 seats of election losers in the state assembly and council elections. The FPÖ had to record losses of 5.3 % in the election and also lost eight seats. For the FPÖ this all remaining campaigning parties, including the Communist Party and the AAF meant the worst election result since 1987. ( With a different list name) failed clear the way into the parliament and the council.


For the state assembly and council elections were entitled to all active people who had the record date, August 10, 2010, residing in Vienna, Austrian citizens were and no later than 10 October 2010 completed her 16th year.

It was the first municipal elections in Vienna, where postal voting was possible.

1.14451 million people were eligible to vote in the regional elections, and this meant an increase of the electorate to 2,384 people. The turnout in 2010 was 67.63 %, which was over 2005 ( 60.81 %) has risen sharply.

Attempted parties

SPÖ - Social Democratic Party of Austria

The Social Democratic Party of Austria (SPÖ Vienna ) replaced with the aim to defend their absolute majority of seats in the Vienna parliament. For this reason, no possible coalition variants were announced by party page. A collaboration with the FPÖ but was excluded by Michael Häupl. Your campaign spending estimated the party with 5 million euros. On 4 September 2010, the Social Democratic Party launched its election campaign in the Wiener Stadthalle. During the election, the SPÖ continued her topics on integration, education, jobs, quality of life and safety. The Social Democrats campaigned with the expansion of childcare places, investment in research, infrastructure and housing, the distribution of wealth, the expansion of video surveillance and " clear rules " for living together in Vienna.

ÖVP - Austrian People's Party

The aim of the Austrian People 's Party ( ÖVP) was the breaking of the absolute majority of the Social Democrats and an improvement compared to the last council election. They also want the city government, which they initially did not rule out the FPÖ as a coalition partner. For the election campaign, the ÖVP wanted to do with between 1.5 and 2.5 million euros. On 10 September 2010 the People's Party held its inaugural event in a tent pavilion at the Vienna City Hall. The People's Party sat on the themes of integration, education and business. She called for the introduction of a city guard, a new regulation of traffic, more teachers for the schools, more efficiency in city administration and preparatory classes for children who can not adequately German.

Freedom Party - Freedom Party of Austria

The Freedom Party of Austria (FPÖ ) already called in early 2010 from the duel around Vienna. Her goal was to break the absolute majority of the SPÖ. The FPÖ was from about 3 to 4 million euros for their campaigning. Officially launched the FPÖ their campaign on September 2, 2010 in the City liar. The core themes of the FPÖ were security, integration, jobs and tradition. Demands of the party had its own security department for Vienna, a " counteracting the abuse of asylum " and the adaptation of immigrants to the Company.

The Greens Vienna - The Green Alternative

The Greens Vienna sought to form a coalition with the Social Democrats. Such a red-green coalition had not previously exist at the state level in Austria. In Vienna, however, 2001 and 2005, so-called red-green projects had been decided. However, the party had to accept for the district council election divisions of the district groups in Mariahilf and Josefstadt. For this purpose, the change of Federal Deputies, Stefan Achenbach came to the Social Democrats. The budget of the Greens called for spending of 1.5 million euros. The election campaign of the Vienna Greens took on September 7, 2010 in the arena instead of 21 in the Museum Quarter. The main themes of the Greens environment, integration, Social and jobs. Demands of the party were switching to public transport, promoting the integration and the introduction of a tax on the rich.

AAF - Alliance for Austria's Future - List Walter Sonnleitner

The Alliance for Austria's Future called as a target a place in the state legislature, for which five percent of the vote or a basic mandate would be necessary in a constituency. Of the parties represented in it in Vienna with € 350,000, the lowest budget for the campaign is available. It has also been dispensed with large posters and used principally triangular stands and mobile advertising. The election campaign of the AAF was officially opened on 9 September Ares Tower, the self-declared focus of Sonnleitner is in thrift and honesty, further stepped on against cronyism and party book industry. The AAF promoted mainly by the reduction of bureaucracy.

Communist Party - Communist Party of Austria - Left list

In addition to the parties represented in parliament, the Communist Party of Austria ( KPO ) occurred in all 18 electoral districts of Vienna with Dietmar Zach as a top candidate. The main themes of the Communists were distributive justice and the economic crisis.

Other parties

In addition to the parties that competed in all constituencies, the Liberal Forum were ( in all constituencies except Hietzing, Rudolf -Fuenfhaus and Dobling ), the MUT- party ( center and inner -west), the Socialist Left Party ( Brigittenau ) and platform Direct democracy (Donau city) approved.



Coalition negotiations

Immediately after the election was Häupl time being an open question whether it will enter into coalition negotiations with the Austrian People's Party or the Greens, at least there will be no concurrent parallel negotiations with both parties. A coalition with the FPÖ he concluded, as before the election, from.

Strache stated that he was open to all the possible variants and coalition would remain as mayor, vice mayor and / or integration or security councilor in Vienna's country policy. The Viennese Greens decided in a party meeting unanimously in favor of negotiations with the SPÖ. In the ÖVP Vienna there were both voices who advocated for the inclusion of coalition talks, as well as those who considered it tactically wiser to stay in the opposition and to raise the profile of the party until the next election.

On 22 October 2010 it was announced that the SPÖ would enter into coalition negotiations with the Greens.

First Red-Green State Government

In the SPO, there were several politicians who were in favor of a red-green coalition, including the party chairman Michael Ritsch in Vorarlberg and Peter Kaiser in Carinthia, as well as, Stefan Achenbach, who joined at the beginning of the election campaign by the Greens to SPO. The Socialist Youth Austria also showed clear preferences for a coalition with the Greens. A short time later, a website on which prominent supporters ( including David Schalko, Barbara Blaha, Robert Misik and Heide Schmidt ) was established, the red-green coalition spoke up.

On 12 November 2010 gave SPÖ and the Greens announced that they have agreed on a joint coalition. Maria Vassilakou moved as Deputy Mayor and Councillor for urban development, transport, climate protection, energy planning and citizen participation in the state government.